Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Biography
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is a former winger who played for Germany. He was born on 25 September 1955 in Lippstadt, West Germany.
Rummenigge started his career in 1974 when he joined Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and continued to play till 1984 when he was bought by Inter Milan.
Rummenigge moved on to Swiss first division club Servette FC in Geneva, at the end of his contract in 1987 with Inter Milan.
Karl made his international debut for Germany against Wales on 6 October 1976 and helped his team to win the match 2-0. He managed to score his first international goal a year after his debut against Italy.
Before starting playing for the senior team, he also once appeared for West Germany B football team.
Rise to Glory
Rummenigge substantial contribution to the success of his club, Bayern Munich, grabbed everyone's attention and he was eventually selected for the German national football team.
In the 95 appearances he made, he scored 45 goals for his side, including the 1986 FIFA World Cup final match goal.
In 1980, he was named the German Footballer of the Year and the European Footballer of the Year.
Rummenigge started his club career with Bayern Munich in 1974 and scored 217 goals in the 416 matches he played. Due to his injury problems, he could score 42 goals in 107 appearances for Inter Milan who purchased him for a record €5.7m in 1984.
He also scored 34 goals in 64 appearances for Servette in 1987, where he saw his career out.
During his active footballing career, Rummenigge managed to score 162 goals in 310 Bundesliga appearances and collected Intercontinental Cup, European Cup, and Bundesliga twice in two consecutive years, DFB-Cup and UEFA European Championship winner's medals, as well as two World Cup runners-up and two European Player of the Year awards.
After 1st July 1990, Rummenigge was not seen playing football again for his national side. After retirement, he is currently the Chairman of Bayern Munich.